Nancy Chikaraishi

Nancy Chikaraishi

Biography

Nancy Chikaraishi, AIA, is a Professor of Architecture in the Hammons School of Architecture at Drury University, Springfield, Missouri. Prior to teaching, she practiced architecture in Milwaukee and Chicago and is a partner in Art & Architecture, LLC. She received her undergraduate and Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana. She co-led three design/build projects with students in Joplin, MO after the 2011 tornado and was a faculty mentor for the 2015 Solar Decathlon competition where students designed and built a solar powered tornado resistant home, ShelteR3. A solo exhibition of her drawing research explored her parents’ experiences in the WWII Japanese-American Internment camp in Rohwer, Arkansas. This work was displayed at the Japanese American Internment Museum in McGehee, AR. She collaborated with CORE Performance Company in Atlanta and Houston on a multi-media theatrical dance work commemorating the 70th anniversary of the closing of the camps. www.nancychikaraishi.com

 

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